Rat Race Hat by Angela Hahn

Rat Race Hat

November 2020
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette st
US 1 - 2.25 mm
190 - 390 yards (174 - 357 m)
14½ (17¼, 20, 23)"/36.5 (44, 51, 58.5) cm circumference
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There’s a mischief of rats racing around this hat! Created in honor of the Chinese Year of the Rat.

Skill level Intermediate: Skills include working in the round, stranded knitting, reading a chart, and decreases.

Finished Sizes 14½ (17¼, 20, 23)“/36.5 (44, 51, 58.5) cm circumference, to fit Baby/Toddler (Large Child, Small to Medium Adult, Large Adult). Approx hat height with brim rolled as shown: 8¼ (9½, 10¾, 11¼)”/21 (24.5, 27, 28.5) cm. (Height with brim unrolled: 10 (11½, 12¾, 13¼)“/25.5 (29, 32.5, 33.5) cm.) Shown in Size 20”/51 cm.

Yarn #1 Super fine (sock, fingering) weight. Main Color (MC): 170 (230, 300, 350) yd/155 (210, 275, 320) m; Contrast Color (CC): 20 (25, 35, 40)yd/18 (22, 30, 35) m. Shown in Malabrigo Sock (100% superwash merino wool; approx 440 yd/404 m per 3.5 oz/100 g), MC #136 Sabiduria, 1 skein; CC #036 Pearl, 1 skein.

Needles US Size 1 (2.25 mm) in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers, removable markers if tacking brim (optional), tapestry needle.

Gauge 32 sts and 46 rows = 4” in St st or stranded patt. Measure gauge on blocked swatch.

This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. Instructions for the stranded pattern are given in chart form only. The hat is intended to be worn with the brim rolled; instructions are included for tacking the brim in place (optional), ensuring that the rolled edge is parallel to the stripes.